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Shell presents Foundation with proceeds from fun run

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Shell Deer Park presented the proceeds from its third Strides for Schools 5K Fun Run – a total of $35,000 raised for the Deer Park Education Foundation, a non-profit organization providing special grants for teachers in the Deer Park Independent School District.

At a recent Deer Park Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Bill Wendes, Shell Deer Park Engineering Manager and Board Member of the Foundation, officially announced the total funds raised, which included race registration fees from more than 800 participants, Shell’s matching of those fees, and company sponsorships. He paid special thanks to local community partners, including the Chamber, the Deer Park Parks & Recreation Department, and Deer Park Police and EMS, for their contributions to ensure a safe event, the small army of volunteers, and a hard-working planning committee that committed its time to orchestrate the race. In three short years, Shell’s Strides for Schools 5K has generated more than $100,000 and has become the Education Foundation’s largest fundraiser.